Agonize meaning

ăg'ə-nīz'
To suffer mental anguish or worry about something.

Agonized over the difficult decision.

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To suffer extreme pain.

The explorers agonized in the hot sun.

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To cause great pain or anguish to.
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To make convulsive efforts; struggle.
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To be in agony or great pain; feel anguish.
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To cause great pain to; torture.
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(intransitive) To writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish.
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(intransitive) To struggle; to wrestle; to strive desperately.
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Origin of agonize

  • Medieval Latin agōnizāre from Greek agōnizesthai to struggle from agōn contest agony
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French agoniser, from Late Latin agonizare, from Ancient Greek ἀγωνίζομαι (agonizomai, “to fight, contend”). See agony.
    From Wiktionary